The Problem with Pop Culture
I’m watching the “musical” performances at the MTV movie awards and don’t even know what to say. I’m not overly sensitive when it comes to the crudeness of the world. I’m not one of those Christians who gets pissy every time an F-bomb is dropped, but sometimes pop culture makes my skin crawl.
What disturbs me most is the women in pop culture. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video is basically porn. Rihanna’s song “Rude Boy” is so explicit as to be ridiculous.
Ke$ha’s song “Blah Blah Blah” sounds like something horny frat boys say about the notches on their belt. The list goes on; it gets longer every time I turn on the TV or radio.
Men in pop culture have been crude and degrading for a while now, but now it seems like there’s some kind of conspiracy among the women in pop culture to out-skank the guys. A strange approach to equality. As if to be successful, they have to adopt and embrace the perverted views men hold of them. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?
What used to be considered oppressive and offensive toward women is now propagated by women themselves. As a result, men and women alike shovel the same filth into our brains. What’s most sickening is that I know all of those songs and sing them when they come on the radio.
We should hate how far we’ve fallen and how much we’ve lost regarding art, beauty, respect, common decency, morality, subtlety, and mystery. Will it end? I know the world doesn’t hold the same standards as Christians, and I don’t expect it to. But to ignore the problem seems inhuman. Maybe that is exactly what is happening: people are slowly shedding their humanity until they are nothing but a mere vapors of humans, increasingly animalistic in their hedonism. Will we wake up one day to a world devoid of humanity and filled with nothing but beasts?